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The aims of this course are to increase students' speaking proficiency in English to:
1) obtain core knowledge and skills for speaking that can be applied in real life;
2) provide cultural context to help in choosing what level of formality or language in general to use;
3) to teach students to be able to improve speaking skills on their own outside of the classroom.
1) Most common English vocabulary, building on studentsf existing knowledge;
2) Key expressions useful in situations that students are likely to encounter in their lives;
3) Useful grammar structures;
4) Pronunciation skills;
5) Cultural knowledge;
6) Tools to understand and interact in English in the real world.
Students will prepare for class by studying key vocabulary and expressions, as well as by considering the topic to be studied.
In class, speaking will be the main activity, starting with more structured, basic communication and finishing each lesson with a real conversation or a simulation of a transaction.
After class, students will review and reflect on the lesson and the language learned.
Students are encouraged to record themselves in class to check progress and identify areas to practice more.
Students are encouraged to be active in class. It is fine to make mistakes when speaking as native speakers and the greatest learners of a language can also make mistakes. It is also encouraged to ask questions if you donft understand or if what you learn seems different to what you learned in the past.
Lesson 1: Orientation / intensifiers
Lesson 2: Meeting someone new
Lesson 3: Meeting someone new (complimenting / sincerity)
Lesson 4: Meeting someone new (small talk)
Lesson 5: Speaking test #1
Lesson 6: Making invitations (talking about activities)
Lesson 7: Making invitations (reading dates and making schedules)
Lesson 8: Making invitations (inviting and responding)
Lesson 9: Speaking test #2
Lesson 10: Eating out (ordering at a restaurant)
Lesson 11: Eating out (complaining politely)
Lesson 12: Eating out (pronunciation lesson)
Lesson 13: Speaking test #2
Lesson 14: Vocabulary review test (and special lesson)
Lesson 15: Portfolio review (and special lesson)
The teacher will use both the communicative method and task-based learning in class.
The communicative method means that students will learn new language, practice it in simple ways, and then have conversations. Task-based learning means that students will have a project in class to finish and through the project you will learn new language. At the end of each lesson, we will consider what was learned and how it can be used outside of class.
Each of these items is worth the following amount of your score.
1) Weekly vocabulary tests: 10%
2) Final vocabulary test: 10%
2) Speaking test 1: 20%
3) Speaking test 2: 20%
4) Speaking test 3: 20%
Class participation, attendance: 10%
New teacher for this class
I look forward to a wonderful class together.
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